cleaning equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bababooie, Mar 17, 2002.

  1. bababooie

    bababooie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    what type of cleaning material do you use to clean your mowers throughout the year?what works the best.:blob3:
     
  2. Upstate Mike

    Upstate Mike LawnSite Member
    Posts: 59

    I use Simple Green on everything,I works good and its smells nice.I have a 2 gallon garden sprayer that I keep filled with it.:alien:
     
  3. CS Lawns

    CS Lawns LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 92

    Power Wash, spray Simple Green and power wash again.
     
  4. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 623

    Pull in to a car wash- $5 usually will do my turf tiger,sentar and w/b +trimmers edgers and blowers. Do this every friday and it stays good. Once a month spend $7 and be a little more thorough.$20 a month to keep it looking nice and much easier to work on seems well worth it to me.
     
  5. AndyL

    AndyL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I used to be able to keep my equipment super clean...

    At the end of every day (at least at the start of the season) when I brought the mowers so I could sharpen the blades, I'd put the pressure washer to good use. On top, and especially underneath! If you did it every day, the built up crud, was gone with no help... Otherwise, just a little sunlight soap, in water, and a scrub brush... The sunlight soap cuts grease really well, and is dirt cheap :)

    Andy
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Simple Green and power washer. Be careful using anything more than 3000 p.s.i. (unless you don't mind have all of the your equipment's decals removed).
     
  7. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 738

    Powerwasher and the purple cleaner. Simple green works well too. Remember to lubricate well after all the powerwashing. Particularly throttle cables and those spots where water gets into that you wouldn't even think that it will. Too much washing can be a bad thing too!
     
  8. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    got a question what u guys do to get under the mower, like ur push mowers?
     
  9. VLM

    VLM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    For push mowers I just flip em over and hose them down. This is critical during rainy weather.
     
  10. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    flip as in on side? dont u have to worry about gas coming out or getting into places it shouldnt or anything like that at all?
     

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